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    Question How can I rotate display 90 to use portrait mode?


    Using Ubuntu 9.10 and switching between gnome and kde for different tasks.

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    I was thinking there is a "Rotate" option that you can use in your xorg.conf file, but I've never tried it so don't know how well it works. Maybe someone that's done it will post with a solution if that's incorrect.
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    After doing a little searching on this, it appears that you can use xrandr to rotate the screen. Go to a terminal and run man xrandr for the details on using it. You can probably find a few quick online HowTos as well.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ozar View Post
    After doing a little searching on this, it appears that you can use xrandr to rotate the screen. Go to a terminal and run man xrandr for the details on using it. You can probably find a few quick online HowTos as well.
    You are referring to Option "Rotate CW"
    That requires a restart. The box is used exclusively to view music scores in PDF, some of them portrait, some landscape. Can I rotate w/o restarting X?

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    don't know about kde, but in gnome, you can either add grandr or configure display settings to your panel, and they will allow you to change rotation on-the-fly...
    i have a tablet/notebook that i use both with regularly....
    try it twice as the first time it complained about having to restart X, however now both will do it without restart

    good luck
    -peon

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